Australia: Franklin River Rafting Clean Up

Camp_Franklin_River-smallYear/s: 2008 and 2009

Achievements: Over the course of these two years we had two separate groups of rafters collect bags full of noxious weeds from the riverbank and carry them out to be disposed of appropriately.

Impact: The Franklin River in Tasmania is renowned for its pristine wilderness as well as its world class white-water rafting. Whilst the river environment is close to pristine, in recent years our local guides have spotted isolated outbreaks of noxious weeds such as blackberry along the riverbanks.